Prohibitive vs Circumscriptive - What's the difference?

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Prohibitive is a synonym of circumscriptive.


As adjectives the difference between prohibitive and circumscriptive

is that prohibitive is tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow while circumscriptive is that circumscribes or outlines.

As a noun prohibitive

is (linguistics) negative imperative.

prohibitive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.
  • Some countries are more prohibitive than others when it comes to hot topics like euthanasia and cloning.
  • Costly to the extreme; beyond budget.
  • I'd like to visit Europe someday, but the cost is prohibitive right now.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (linguistics) negative imperative
  • circumscriptive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That circumscribes or outlines